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90th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2017 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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SOUND CATEGORIES. AND THE NOMINEES ARE


ORIGINAL SCORE
After a gloriously unique year in which most of the composers nominated were newbies, we expect a retreat to their favorites this year with lots of big name composers behind prestige or blockbuster films.  


Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Dunkirk
Hans Zimmer
(11th nomination | 1 win)

Phantom Thread
Jonny Greenwood

(1st nomination!)

LAFCA Win

 

Shape of Water
Alexandre Desplat
(8 noms | 1 win)

Globe WinChoice Win


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

John Williams (51st nom | 5 wins)

Three Billboards Carter Burwell
(2nd nomination)

 
who was left out: John Williams for The Post and Dario Marianelli for Darkest Hour and Thomas Newman for Victoria and Abdul... they've all been Oscar favorites in the past. Some were rooting for Gregson-Williams work on Wonder Woman but that movie was stiffed across the board.
 
Will Win / Should Win: TBA
 

 

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Let's predict one surprise here -- Elvis Costello to go with songs that have already received attention elsewhere. This category has no locks ever -- expected winners have been snubbed altogether in years past -- hence no "locks" on this chart

The Nominees are...

   

 

Call Me By Your Name

"MYSTERY OF LOVE"
Sufjan Stevens
(1st nomination!)

Coco

"REMEMBER ME"
Robert Lopez & Krisen Anderson-Lopez
(2nd nominations)

Critics Choice winner

Greatest Showman

"THIS IS ME"
Pasek & Paul
(2nd nominations | 1 win)

 Globe winner

Marshall

"STAND UP FOR SOMETHING"

Mudbound

 

"MIGHTY RIVER"
Mary J Blige
(2 nominations)

 

What was left out? Beauty and the Beasts' "Evermore" from 8 time winner Alan Menken, Murder on the Orient Express's "Never Forget" sung by Michelle Pfeiffer, The Star's title track by Mariah Carey and Marc Shaiman, and many more. List of the Eligible Songs

 
Will Win / Should Win: TBA
 

 

SOUND MIXING
The mix is what you hear in theaters, all the sound elements working together like dialogue, effects, score.

THE NOMINEES ARE...

Baby Driver
Tim Cavagin, Mary H Ellis, and Julian Slater 1st nominations!
Blade Runner 2049
Mac Ruth (3rd nom), Ron Bartlett (2nd nom), Doug Hemphill (9th nom, 1 win)
Dunkirk
Gregg Landaker (9 noms | 3 wins), Mark Weingarten (4 noms), Gary Rizzo  (5 noms, 1 win)
The Shape of Water
Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, and Brad Zoern
(1st nominations!)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
David Parker (9 noms | 2 wins), Stuart Wilson (5 nominations), Michael Semanick (11 noms, 2 wins), and Ren Klyce (7 nominations)

 
Who was left out: you could make cases for all sorts of films that didn't show up including Get Out, Phantom Thread, mother!, Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, Detroit, War for the Planet of the Apes and so on.
 

will win / should win: TBA

 

 

SOUND EDITING
More of the same as sound mixing, but with more of a focus on effects and the creation of sounds - I'm predicting Baby Driver to score more than one tech nod. This and film editing.

Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Baby Driver
Julian Slater
2 nominations
Blade Runner 2049
Mark Mangini (5th nom, 1 win), Theo Green (1st nom)
DunkirkRichard King (6 noms, 3 wins), Alex Gibson (1st nom)
Shape of Water
Nathan Robitaille, and Nelson Ferreria (1st nominations!)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Matthew Wood (4th nomination, and Ren Klyce (7th nomination)

 
Who was left out: Hmmm where is Coco, Get Out, Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, etcetera
 
Will win / should win: TBA